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Mr: Bob Peterson and Mrs. Michele Banks, two professionals, rehearse together in costume for the play "Harvey. " Photo by 
Dylon Storey 

Lindsey Thorpe 


Dylon Storey 

Associate Editor 

Jessy Clonts 

Photo Editor 

Darren Greiving 

Staff Photographer 

Ashley McCullough 

Design Editor 

Rachel Julius 
Sofia Talavera 

Feature Writers 

Michael Swan 


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Butler County Community College 

901 S. Haverhill Road 

3uilding 100, Room 104 

:l Dorado, Kansas 67042 

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can be frustrating. Some girls 
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>hers just let it go. Find out 
more about commuting experiences 
and hazards on page 26. Photo by 
Darren Greiving 


EduCare Kids 

Find out who those kids on campus 
are and what they are doing driving 
around in little red buggies. 

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Housing Hassles 

Get the insight on the living 
arrangements of students and 
what it costs to keep them 
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Sports Mini-Section 

Peek at Butler's fall sports: from 
golf to football, and the inside 
scoop on the new 
assistant basketball coach. X2 

A Glimpse at Harvey 

Behind the scenes of Harvey. 
a play by Mary Chase, 
directed by Dean Larry Qr\ 

Trends and Fashions 

Check out the do's and don'ts 

of Butler County's 

campus fashions. Q A 

College Commuting 

From speeding tickets to weather 
hazards, students make their college 
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Story and Photos by 
Ashley McCullough 

best interest, which makes it a family 
friendly organization. 

"I wish all children had the 
opportunity to go to a daycare facility like 
the EduCare Center," said Lori 
Winningham, Dean of Behavioral Sciences. 

The EduCare Center provides an 
enriched curriculum to facilitate social 
growth, language development, large and 
small muscle development, and cognitive 
growth in math, science, music and art. It is 
based on developmental^ appropriate 
practices (DAP) for young children. 
Children learn by enjoying hands-on 
activities and experiencing their 

"My daughter likes the structure of 
the day," said Winningham. "She can't wait 
to go see her friends and participate in the 
activities at the center." 


The center provides childcare 
services to BCCC students, faculty and 
staff, and community members. Priority is 
given to full-time needs. Approximately 130 
children are in the center. Ages range from 
two weeks to 12 years old. 

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Andy Winningham makes a spaceship out of Legos. The Legos come with 
diagrams for the children to build off of. 

BCCC students have an incentive 
in taking their children to the center. 

"Students from the college receive 
a discount," said Lisa Byfield, director. 
"Faculty received a discount too before the 
board voted it down." 

Part of the Social Rehabilitation 
Services (SRS) grant money that the center 
receives provides children transportation 
for a variety of exciting field trips. 

The EduCare Center is a state-of- 
the-art childcare facility. It is funded by 
children's tuition, donations, grants 
(including SRS block grants) and college 
funds. It is also a teaching lab for the Early 
Childhood Education Program. 

Winningham said that a hands-on 
lab is a better way for the students to learn. 

The EduCare Center is a working 

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classroom for college students studying in 
childcare, development and teaching. This 
type of classroom technique is excellent 
for the children, ensuring that there is 
always plenty of help on hand for nurturing 
and encouraging socialization skills. As for 
the staff at Butler, they feel this type of 
hands-on training involves some of the 
best childcare, teaching and child 
development techniques in the state. 


"There are a variety of teachers at 
the center," said Byfield. "We have students 
who are on work scholarship, federal work 
study, regular student workers, subs, 
teacher assistants and leave teachers." 

As a dean, Winningham gets to 
know the teachers a little bit better. 

"I've had bad experiences with 
childcare in the past," said Winningham. "I 
chose the EduCare Center because it was 
new, and it was so clean and nice 
compared to the other centers I've used. 
It's good to know that on my lunch hour I 
can go over there and rock my eight month 
old if he isn't feeling well." 

Age group and grade level divide 
the children. The center has its own 
preschool and kindergarten. 


Though the center stands today, it 
took dedication and a lot of persuasion to 
get the board to accept the proposal. 

Sommers said Judy Carney in the 

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class spent their 
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Cade /-/t)fc)y (left) gives Kade Koltiska (right) a push on the swings. 

grant office helped the EduCare Center 
out of some tough times when taking the 
grants to the Board of Trustees. 

"It took 15 years to convince the 
college that they wanted this," said 
Sommers. "We went to the board and 
wrote grants, but we were constantly 
turned down, sometimes unanimously." 

Not only is the center a dream 
come true, but it is every child's dream. 
The fun atmosphere on the outside just 
gets better on the inside of the center. 

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When it comes to 

decorating your dorm 

room, using pictures 

becomes a cheap 

and easy way to 

furnish the walls. 

Story by Rachel Julius 

Finding a Place to Stay 

Housing comes in a variety of ways for students. Get a glance of your fellow classmates 

living conditions. 

In the last five years, the number of students 
wanting to live in the dorms has reached an all-time 
high. With only 295 beds and well over 400 
applications, it was hard to turn down students 
requesting rooms. 

While many students found it easy to get into 
the dorms, others found it rather difficult. 

'The last five years we have had an annual waiting 
list for the dorms," said President Jackie Vietti. 

The only possible solution to the problem would be to 
build more dorms. 

"We are aware that it (lack of rooms in the dorms) is 
an issue and are actively seeking solutions," said Vietti. 

"My roommate, Lanetta Cross (Derby freshman), and 

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Unless you eat off of paper plates, washing dishes is a 
fact of life for students living in apartments. 

I were pretty lucky," said Michelle Darling, also a 
Derby freshman. "We had no problem getting in, 
no waiting list." 

The other problem posed when getting into 
the dorms was the expenses. Setting aside the 
cost of the dorms, students have to pay extra for 
phone lines, snack food, laundry and any 
decoration they choose to have in the dorms. 

"It's about $1 ,200 for room and board per 
semester plus $400-500 for extras such as food, 
laundry and entertainment," says Darling. 

Other alternatives to staying in the dorms are 
renting an apartment, finding a home to rent or 
possibly finding a family who would take you in. 

Many who have found an apartment say it is a 
lot better than dorm life because there is more 

Casey Cherryholmes, an Augusta freshman, 
found it easy to rent an apartment. 

"I think it is a lot easier to stay in an apartment 
because you become more independent and 
have more freedom," said Cherryholmes. 

The monthly payments for El Dorado 
apartments usually range from $200 or more a 
month. Not only do students have to worry about 
monthly bills but also food and entertainment 

"I spend about $100 for extras each month- 
that's not including internet access and cable," said 
Cherryholmes. "I have to work two jobs to keep up 
payment on the apartment." 

In one case, Joe Youngblood, an Emporia 
freshman, could not get into the campus dorms 
because there were no rooms available. Instead, 
he found an ad in the newspaper from a family 
asking for two college students who were looking 
for a place to live. 

"The couple has kids who are away at college 
and they wanted to rent out their kids' two rooms to 


Essential necessities are a part of everyday life. Whether 
it be contact solution, soap, or hairspray, you can usually 
find it around the sink in the dorm rooms. 


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students attending Butler County," said Youngblood. 

"The family takes care of food, bills and laundry. They also 
provide entertainment such as cable TV and internet access. But 
they do require $455 a month." 

Whether you are staying in the dorms, an apartment, or 
commuting from home, each place comes with a set of rules. 

At Shannon Plaza Apartments normal rules and regulations 
apply to all residents. A quiet environment is required in order to 
keep residency. 

"I never have trouble sleeping at night because the noise level is 
never loud," said Burlington freshman Joya Cleveland. "You run 
the risk of getting kicked out if you are too loud." 

So when it comes time to go home hunting, whether it be for a 
house, apartment, or dorm, keep your options open, stick to your 
budget, and hopefully you'll find your home sweet home. 

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A bedroom gives insight to a person's 
personality and what they like. Bedrooms are a 
place to escape when life gets tough. 

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From the Persian Gulf to 

Butler County 

New mens Assist Ant coAch has coves ep the basketball map fkom New 

Mexico to the Unxtep ArAb Emirates 


^^^^ asketball has been Earl 

yDiddle's ticket. His ticket to 
^f success after difficult 

beginnings and his ticket to 
the world. 

Diddle is the new assistant coach for 
the Grizzly men's program. His assignment 
for the previous year - Olympic coach for 
the United Arab Emirates, an oil-rich 
country in the Persian Gulf - was the last 
stop on a basketball map that has taken 
him across the country and the world. It is 
also a journey that has brought him in 
contact with some of the biggest names in 
the sport. His desire to be closer to his 
three adult daughters and his friendship 
with new Butler County head coach Dennis 
Helms brought him here. 

"I always wanted to be a coach," said 
the personable Diddle. He even refers to it 






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as a "calling." 

"I had influential coaches from fourth 
grade through high school," he pointed out. 

Diddle's basketball resume looks like a 
"Who's Who" of the sport: Head coach at 
Eastern New Mexico for ten years (1988- 
1998), with a win over the University of 
New Mexico in their famed arena, "The Pit"; 
assistant at Indiana State (1979-1985) to 
Bill Hodges (Diddle was on the bench when 
the Sycamores finished as NCAA runner up 
in 1979 with Larry Bird); and the youngest 
5-A high school coach ever in the state of 
Ohio at East Liverpool, his alma mater. 

His other stays on the basketball map 
include head coaching stints at Panhandle 
State University in Oklahoma (1985-1988), 
assistant coach at Wabash Valley College 
in Mount Carmel, III. (1978-1979), head 
coach and athletic director at Kent State 
Regional Campus in East Liverpool (1973- 

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1977) and graduate assistant at Tennessee Tech 

All this after Diddle was an outstanding high school 
athlete in East Liverpool, graduating in 1968 and later 
earning induction into his high school Hall of Fame. He 
played hoops for a year at a junior college in Kentucky 
and then it was on to Ashland University in Ohio, where 
he played for 
legendary coach Bill 
Musselman, now an 
assistant with the 
NBA's Portland 
Trailblazers. Diddle 
graduated with a 
degree in Health 
and Physical 
Education in 1972 
and his coaching 
career was 
launched, becoming 
the head man at his 
old high school after 
that year as a grad 
assistant at 
Tennessee Tech. 
He said his stay was enjoyable, playing before big 
crowds, but it was also very difficult, due to his young 
age (23 when he started). There is no substitute for 
experience, he added, and it was tough to go home. 

But his coaching appetite had been whetted, and he 
was ready for more. Coaching had been his lifelong 
goal, his passion. 

His coaching trail is marked with experience with 
some of the top names in basketball -- Musselman, 


Hodges, Bird, John Chaney, Abe Lemons, Dennis 
Rodman. The list goes on and on. 

During his coaching time in Oklahoma, his teams 
played against Lemons when the former University of 
Texas head man was coaching at Oklahoma City U., 
during his second stay there. 

He also coached against Southeastern Oklahoma 

when Dennis 
Rodman was on 
that team. 

"He had 21 
points. He did the 
things that stood 
out in basketball. 
He was what we 
call a 'range 
rebounder.' He 
could go outside his 
body plane to 

"They beat us by 
three to go to the 
national tourney." 

Chaney later 
took the young 
coach under his wing and earned an ardent admirer. 
He gave young Diddle plenty of advice. 

"John is a true warrior," Diddle said, calling the long- 
time Temple coach a "blue collar" type who has his 
total respect. 

Coaching's hold on Diddle is even more 
understandable when you look at his childhood. 
Diddle grew up living in a hotel on the banks of 
the Ohio River in East Liverpool. His mother was 

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married five times. The hotel housed a rough crowd. 

"By age nine I had a Ph.D. in life," Diddle said. 

He even goes as far as to label his life in the hotel 
"a great experience." 

Diddle shined shoes and sold newspapers on the 
corner growing up. By the time he returned to East 
Liverpool as a coach, his niche in the world was set, 
and it was not to be an easy one. 

"As coach (at East Liverpool), I could not afford to 
not be successful. 

"I knew what the hotel meant, what Vietnam meant, 
what the steel mill meant. I didn't want any of those 
things if I could help it." 

But any pressure he's put on himself in his 
coaching years has been tempered by his early 
experiences. Nothing bothers him too much after what 
could be described as a tough childhood. 

hat does not mean he's not intense. 
References to his coaching philosophy 

pepper his conversation. 

"You are only who you are and that's who you've 
got to be. You have to be a leader and you have to 
have accountability, though. Sometimes you have to 
say hard things to people and be blatantly honest. It 
can't be this 90s approach of I'm O.K., you're O.K.' 
There's a scoreboard and a results. That makes all 
the difference in the world." 

Diddle thinks you do best when you have passion 
for what you do. He says he enjoys coaching 
regardless of his successes or failures. 

"I never thought I had to get anywhere. I've found 
striving more exciting than the arrival. It's the 

"Losing is instant reality and winning is very fleeting." 

This from a man who has a career coaching record 
of 294-203 (.591). 

"Players hang on to things. And you have to put 
things behind you very, very quickly. Because you're 
only as good as your last game. 

"The key is getting started. You never stop getting 

"Because not many people have jobs, like a North 
Carolina or a Kentucky, that perpetuate themselves. 

"You have to have energy every day. The lifeblood 
of college basketball is recruiting good student-athletes 
and that takes energy." 

iddle had that long stay at Eastern New 
Mexico, finishing with a record of 156-124, 
including a win at New Mexico in front of 
18,000 fans. 

The ENMU Greyhounds finished 23-7 in 1992-93 
and were one win from qualifying for the NCAA Division 
II Elite Eight tournament, losing to Washburn of Kansas. 

Diddle saw the United Arab Emirates job as an 
opportunity, where he enjoyed success on the court and 
a fine lifestyle off it. 

He said UAE was a "sinfully rich" country, with horse 
and camel racing among the popular sports, along with 
beautiful golf courses. He lived across from a tennis 
club and had a nice place to stay and a good salary, 
which he did not care to disclose. 

His squad included a 6-1 1 and a 6-10 player with 
many "older" squad members, not unlike European 
teams. They finished eighth in the Asian Games, their 
highest placing ever in that event. They were in 
Thailand for a month for the Asian Games, and the stay 
included the country's biggest win ever, a 76-72 defeat 

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of Japan. He said he found the Thai people "among 
the nicest in the world." 

Once a month, Diddle would meet with his bosses in 
Abu Dhabi, the capital, and things were running 
smoothly. But, he feared, if he stayed too long he 
might not end up coming back to the United States and 
that pained him. 

He really enjoys being back in America, nearer his 
three daughters, and likes being around the people of 
Kansas. He was able to attend daughter Bethany's 
graduation in May from New Mexico State, where she 
was All Big West in volleyball. She now is working on a 
master's at Florida International University in Miami. 
Another daughter, Colby, is a model in New York City 
and his third daughter, Brooke, attends Newbury 
College in Boston. 

Diddle liked the adventurous life he was leading, but 
said three words come to his mind upon his return: 
"God bless America." 

He likes the work environment at Butler and the 
challenges of the Jayhawk Conference. 

"People have been very nice here," Diddle said, 
"and I appreciate that." 

Grizzly assistant Earl Diddle is 
enjoying coaching in the United 
States after guiding the Olympic 
team from the United Arab 
Emirates. Diddle has coached 
among some of the biggest names 
in basketball, from Larry Bird to 
Dennis Rodman. He had a long 
stay at Eastern New Mexico 
before going overseas. 

New mens heAd basketball co^c^ 'Tennis 

Helms hAs Am impressive resume, including 


And will be Profiled in the next issue of 

The grizzly. We wanted to interview him 

After the basketball season was underway. 

His coaching record stands At 4-(d(~(^1- 

1(b Percent! Hes coached in Mississippi, 

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Sophomore Lance Stegman of Lyons, Kan., nabs a pass for a touchdown 
against Independence. Photo by Michael Mueller 

As of mid September, the Grizzlies are ranked first in the 
country. Butler lost 19 starters off of last year's team, so the 
Grizzlies will have to work extra hard to keep their ranking. So far, 
this young team has managed to defy the odds as they continue to 
dominate the fields once again. They began their season in Miami, 
Okla., against Northeastern Oklahoma University (NEO), beating 
them 27-14. The Grizzlies scored 18 points in the fourth quarter. 
Head Football Coach James Shibest was shocked at how well the 
team had played, especially with the team being so inexperienced. 
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could be classified as a runaway. The Grizzlies came away with a 
52-12 victory. 

The most intense game of the season as of press time was 
against the No. 2 ranked team in the country, the Coffeyville 

"This is the biggest game of the year," quarterback Daniel 
Cobb of Marietta, Ga. said before the game. "There is a lot of 
pressure because it's the biggest game in the country for 
community colleges. We have a lot to prove. We have major holes 
to fill, but we have the talent to make it happen." 

Coffeyville had control, having possession for 40 1/2 
minutes and running 88 plays compared to Butler's 49. The 
Grizzlies came back after being behind 17-7 at halftime to win 26- 

"When we're down that's when we preach about adversity," 
Coach Shibest said. "They don't give up and they continue to play 
hard, no matter what the score is. When you play hard it creates 
your own luck." 

Their victory against Coffeyville earned them top ranking in 
the country. 

With a 3-0 record the Grizzlies played the Hutchinson 
Dragons. The Grizzlies took the game 38-7. Sophomore Rudi 
Johnson of Colonial Heights, Va. rushed for two touchdowns. 

"The defense is stepping up and the offense is showing a 
lot of leadership," sophomore offensive lineman Mike Bowers of 
Kansas City, Kan. said. "We're not sneaking up on anybody, we're 
everybody's competition." 

From top to bottom: The Grizzlies worked hard to 
be highly ranked. This is just one of the many drills the 
Grizzlies practiced to keep them on their toes; 
Freshman Chavez Donnings of Tallahassee, Fla. 
charges through the defensive line. He breaks through 
to give the Grizzlies an early start to victory; Coach 
takes time out to congratulate a lineman on a job well 
done. "Defense and offense are showing a lot of 
maturity, " said Shibest; Sophomore Sam Breeden of 
Hamlett, N.C. catches a pass in the Hutchinson game. 
The Grizzlies went on to win 38-7. Photos by Sofia 
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Story and Photos by ^^F 

Jessy Clonts 

The Butler team practices six days a week in the 
extreme heat, rain, wind or shine, for at least 18 
holes at a time. While doing this they also 
manage to make 3.0 GPA's. 

Por those of you who think 
rtiat golf is nothing but a 
bunch of old men chasing a 
small white ball across miles 
of lush green grass, think again. The Butler 
men's golf team is hardly old, and they 
don't chase the ball, they dominate it. 
These eight men play in two seasons, fall 
and spring, and competitively play a total of 
452 holes all year. Stereotypical jocks, 
these men are not; while juggling practice 
and tournaments, every last one of them 
manages to make at least a 3.0 grade point 
average. Out of the 20 years Coach Felix 
Adams Jr. has coached the team, Butler 
has made it to nationals 16 times. Scott 
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The players' practice scores during the week determine who gets to play in 
the upcoming tournament, and who is merely going to watch. Andy Payne, 
Topeka sophomore, lines up his shot at Terradyne Country Club. 

individually in their first designated tournament in Ark City Sept. 2-3 
with a combined total of 145; Travis Hurst, Erie sophomore, earned 
second place with a combined total of 147. In their second 
tournament in Dodge City Sept. 16-17, Hurst placed first individually 
with a combined total of 138. "It puts a little more pressure on me 
knowing that a couple of schools are looking at me," says Hurst. 
"Every day I know I have to go out and play good because it's what 
people expect from me." 

Perhaps the Butler team can make the trip to nationals a 
17th time. " When you have a winning team, your best competition 
is within the team, and this is what I'm seeing this year," said 



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Story and Photos by Rachel Julius 

With a new fulltime coach, three returning players 
and several new recruits, the season started off 
on a bumpy road for the Butler volleyball team. 
Struggling with losses has been frustrating not 
only for the team but for the coach as well. 

In the first match against Dodge City the girls started off 
rough by losing 4-15. The second match brought some hope when 
the girls defeated Dodge 15-9. But, in the last match, the girls were 
defeated 7-15. 

After losing to Dodge City, the Grizzly girls went up against 
Pratt. In the first game the girls were only two points (14-16) away 
from winning the match. In the second game, the girls were once 
again defeated 7-15. 

In the games against Hutchinson, the girls started off well, 
winning 15-10. In the second and third matches, Hutchinson came 
back to win both. 

Congratulating each other 
on a point, the Grizzly 
girls show that working 
together is an important 
part of being a team. 
Encouragement from 
each other helps lift the 
spirits of the team. 

Getting ready to receive a serve from 

Pratt, Grizzly girls get set. Being ready is a vital 

part of every game. 

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Elwood P. Dowd has a friend, an 

imaginary friend Harvey, a six and a half 

foot tall rabbit. When Elwood starts to 

introduce Harvey to guests at an important 

dinner party, it pushes his sister Veta over 

the edge. When she decides that she has 

seen as much of his eccentric behavior as 

she can stand, she decides to have him 

committed to a sanitarium to spare her 

daughter, Mertle Mae, and their family 

from future embarrassment. The plot 

thickens, however, when Veta herself is 

thought to be psychotic. The doctors then 

commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when 

the mistake is realized, the search for 

Elwood and his invisible companion 

begins. Elwood then shows up back at 

the sanitarium looking for his lost friend 

Harvey. It seems that Elwood's delusion 

has had a strange effect on Doctor 

Chumley. Only after all of this, does Veta 

realize that maybe she can live with 

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The play "Harvey" was directed 
by Mr. Larry Patton, Butler's very own 
Dean of Fine Arts. Although Dean 
Patton enjoys directing plays, this is the 
first time in three years that he has had 
the chance to direct. "As dean, I don't 
get the chance to teach or direct due to 
my other commitments. With this play, 
though, I made time because this is a 
show that I really wanted to do." There 
were two professional actors involved. 
Bob Peterson played Elwood P. Dowd, 
and Michele Banks played Elwood's 
sister, Mrs. Veta Louise Simmons. 
These professionals worked very 
closely with the students in order to 
provide the less experienced actors with 
some insight into what it takes to make 
a truly successful production. 

"As I've told many others, this 
has been an enjoyable group to work 
with and also a hard working one," said 

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that is as important as the actors, it is the 
set. The set for the play Harvey was no 
different. Harvey's set took five weeks of 
intense work; every week day since the 
second day of classes. 

Many people contributed to the play and 
worked behind the scenes and do not 
receive the recognition of the actors on 


These people include the stage crew, which 

is comprised of 13 people. Their job is to 

build the set, and make it as believable as 


Then there is the production crew, which 
is made up of four people that work with the 
lighting, sound and props, and the deck 

HarVs^ Character* 


Amber Nelson \ 

\ Veta Louise 

Michelle Banks 


Bob Peterson \ 

| Maid 

Georgette Spelvin 

Mrs. Chauvent 

Mary Ramsey « 

» Miss Kelly 

Tammy Lewis 


Andy Michael ! 

! Dr. Sanderson 

Colby Taylor 

Dr. Chumley 

Jeremy Henson ] 

\ Judge Gaffney 

Joe Youngblood 

E.J. Lonfgren 

Dustin Dick | 

\ Mrs. Chumley 

Camille Woods 

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Eric Bean 
Amanda Cook 
Josi Hendricks 
Kimberly Hughes 
Jesse Long 
Charles Rasico 
Joseph Youngblood 

Brett Bible 

David Diebold 

Jeremy Henson 

John Lies 

Andrew Michael 

Darrel Isham 

Production C/vtvr 

Light Board Operator Matt Corkill 

Props Tammy Lewis 

Sound Operator ..Tammy Sommerhauser 
Deck Hand ..........Amanda Cook 

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Bob Peterson as Elwood P. Dowd, relaxing against the mantel, inspects the painting of himself with Harvey. 

Dean of Humanitiies 
and Fine Arts Larry 
Patton, and director 
of the play, Harvey. 

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The guys at Butler sport baseball caps, blue jeans and sweatshirts. You can never go wrong with this 
combo in the fall. 

In today's fast growing world, it's 
hard to keep up with fashion economics. 
What was in style yesterday could become 
today's joke and tomorrow's example of 
what not to wear in the future. Oftentimes 
styles make their way back around to 

With the end of summer and the 
beginning of fall, new trends are being 
spotted everywhere on campus. Students 
around Butler are being recognized for their 
trends, whether they are perfecting a 
combination of a chunky sweater with jeans 
or an outfit pieced together effortlessly. 
Students know what they want and how to 
wear it. 

"As we move into the next 

millenium, the rules are changing," says 
Brooks Brother's designer Jarlath Mellett in 
the September issue of Vogue Magazine. 
"Fashion shouldn't dictate but be a way to 
express yourself." 

There is nothing unwise about 
buying the newest trends but you should 
keep in mind that you will not be wearing 
them forever. That hardest part of looking 
stylish is trying to guess when what is in will 
turn to what's out. There is no successful 
way to predict the life span of a trend, so 
shop wisely. 

So, with that in mind, instead of 
looking at the next Glamour Magazine, take 
a look around campus to find trends on 
what's hot and what's not. 




The fashion police are out. Read on 

to find what's hot and what's not in 

this season's campus trends. 


■ Wear sweaters. With fall 
comes cold weather. You 
can be warm and stylish at 
the same time. 

■ Try to stay comfortable. 
Loose sweaters and cotton 
pants are a trend for any 

■ Continue wearing plaid. 
Plaid is a craze that will 

never go out of 

■ Skirts come 
in a variety of 
lengths from 
the knee to 
ankle and are 

■ Get sports 
wear. It's playful 
and casual. 

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■ Mix black and brown. 
Black doesn't look good 
with just anything. Try to 
color coordinate. 

■ Wear hats that can be 
mistaken for someone's 
pet. Furry hats can almost 
be confused with a badly 
dyed toupee. Baseball and 
fishing hats are more 

■ Wear socks with 

■ Some styles do get 
tiresome after a while. 
Keep up to date and don't 
be afraid to change. 


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Story by 
Lindsey Thorpe 



Stopping a Butler student, Kansas Highway Patrolman Second Lieutenant 
Joe Bott gives a warning for speeding. Photo by Lindsey Thorpe 

Commuter Traffic 

With the lack of housing space on 
campus, many students either stay in 
nearby houses or apartments. Most, 
however, commute from nearby 

the Kansas Turnpike, Interstate 35. Though 
Highway 254 will get you to El Dorado, the 
turnpike is a quicker, more efficient route 
for most students to take. Chances are, if 
you are a student who commutes, you have 
seen cars marked with the same purple 
Butler parking sticker as the one on your 
left bottom rear windshield or bumper, 
headed towards the same destination. 

You may also have noticed some 
of your fellow classmates or worse, 
yourself, being pulled over by, you guessed 
it, a Kansas State Trooper. Fact is, many 
students do speed on their commute to and 
from school. However, in a recent ride- 
along with Kansas Highway Patrolman 
Second Lieutenant Joe Bott, I found that it 
would be wise to slow it down. 


Contrary to popular belief, state 
troopers are monitoring the turnpike more 


Each weekday, many students 
attending the Butler campus in El Dorado 
make their way to and from school using 

than ever. "There are a set number of 
troopers on the turnpike at all times," said 
2nd Lt. Bott. 

"Three shifts rotate and provide for 

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24-hour coverage." 

Most troopers monitor speeds from a radar unit 
while driving, not from a stationary position. According 
to 2nd Lt. Bott, there are four ways to verify the speed of 
a car with a radar gun. The first way is by visual 
observation. "Usually, I can tell if 
a car is speeding just by the way 
it moves compared to the other 
cars," said 2nd Lt. Bott. 
Secondly, the radar makes a high 
pitched noise. The higher the 
pitch is, the higher the speed of 


added to the ticket. The current court cost is $46. 
Excessively high speeds can result in additional 
charges. It is a judgment call on the trooper's part to 
charge someone with reckless driving. 

"In order to charge someone with driving 
recklessly, they have to be knowingly and willingly 
breaking the law and even putting others in danger," 
said 2nd Lt. Bott. "If someone is going 100 mph in 
and out of traffic, I would definitely charge them with 
reckless driving." 

State troopers are not beyond giving tickets 
for violations other than speeding. According to 2nd 




the vehicle. 

Next, the trooper will look at the 

radar reading for the targeted car, and 

lastly, that speed is compared to that of 

the trooper's to ensure an accurate 


Troopers do have a radar in the 
rear of their cars so do not think you are 
in the clear just because you are speeding Lmdse y Thorpe 
behind a trooper. 

Besides the radar gun, state troopers can clock 
your speed with a certified stopwatch. Some troopers 
prefer the stopwatch to the radar because it gives an 
average speed for a given distance. 

Ticket Troubles 

Tickets can be costly and are put on your 
permanent record, as some students find out the hard 
way. Ticket prices are set by statute, meaning a law has 
been passed making the prices permanent. However, 
the court cost, an additional charge that may vary, is 

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Trooper cars can be spotted on the turnpike all day 
every day monitoring the road for safety. Photo by 

Lt. Bott, the top 
three violations on 
the turnpike are: 
speeding, driving 
under the influence 
(DUI's) and 
aggressive driving. 
Aggressive driving 
can be considered 

driving too closely, improper lane changes and 

numerous other moving violations. 

Driving Dangers 

Driving in bad weather conditions is a primary 
concern for commuting students. According to 2nd Lt. 
Bott, about 75 percent of accidents on the turnpike 
are weather related. "I cannot stress enough to 
people the importance of slowing it down in bad 
weather," said 2nd Lt. Bott, with a look of concern. "In 
any adverse weather conditions, it is imperative to 
adjust your speed accordingly." 

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Butler County 
Community College 


Take a second to 
enjoy the scenery 
around you on the 
road. For many 
students, the drive 
home can be very 
relaxing. Photos by 
Darren Greiving 

Another safety hazard is the risk of 
hitting an animal such as a deer. Spring 
and fall seem to be the seasons in which 
deer are on the move the most. Commuting 
students should keep an eye out for 
animals on the road, especially during the 
months of October and May. 

What would you do if you had car 
trouble on the side of the road? Just about 
any law enforcement official will tell you to 
not get out of your car and walk. It is illegal 
on the turnpike, not to mention dangerous. 
The best thing to do is call *KTA if you have 
a phone. If a phone is inaccessible, do not 

give up hope. "We 
frequently get calls 
from other drivers 
alerting us about 
someone with car 
trouble," said 2nd 
Lt. Bott. More often 
than not, an officer 
will be on his or her 
way to help within a 
very short period of 
time. If you leave your car, you risk missing 
the officer. Bottom line: stay where you are. 

Road Rules 

So, when it comes to your 
commute to class, leave a little early, be 
alert and wear you seatbelt. Crank up the 
music and enjoy the ride. 


To El Dorado from surrounding 




East Wichita 




K-1 5 Wichita 


K-96 Wichita 




South Wichita 


According to the Kansas Turnpike Authority 



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With six out of the seven 
staff members new to Butler 
;| this year, and a new faculty 
adviser, the Grizzly staff is adjusting to the 
computers and other specifics involved in 
producing a magazine. Everyone brought their 
own talents to the table in an effort to publish a 
magazine that will capture 
the life and times of Butler's 
own. Your feedback is 
encouraged and appreciated 
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